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CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
perspective. you've seen speakers calling for 600 billion in healthcare savings over the next ten years. the president said a lower number f. -- lower number. if we take the president's reported to be his most recent number of 400 billion in savings in healthcare over the next ten years. what are we going to be spend on healthcare over the next ten years? over $11 trillion. so at the president's number the spending would represent 3.6% of what we're projected to spend in healthcare over the next decade. we can't save 3.6%? really? you know we're in a situation where 5% of medicare beneficiaries use half of the money. 5% of the beneficiaries use half of the money. certainly we can save 3.6% by doing a better job of coordinating the care of people who are using most of the resources. we've done enough studies i think to conclude we could deliver better healthcare and save money by better coordinating the care of those who are using most of the money. you look at the overall circumstance in this country in terms of what we're spending on healthcare. for 2010, which is the most recent year
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am EST
pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and very your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the media not covering x? how did you find out about that? it was on page 6, but they thought it should be on page one. the media you consume are not reflecting your priorities. they are run by people. if you go straight to google news, you can have an algorithm doing that search for you. i think you just have to swallow hard, do a lot, and realize this is all up to you now. i am not startling for the world that was at all. >> that task of leaving it up to you can be kind of frightening. >> you have to find people you can trust. when you watch cbs or it read the new york times, those were your aggregators. it is not about "here is what i had for breakfast today." it is about "this person i
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2013 7:00am EST
healthcare. we need to work on the problem, which is the stuff we eat. we don't eat right. we need to start working on the problem, fix those things. thank you. guest: fascinating about who is getting the better of home. in 2011, last congress, done better city got 98% of what he wanted in the debt deal. this time around he certainly did not. now a reporter has written for us today the john boehner is done with one-on-one talks with president obama. it's not getting in the room. they have had a strained relationship. they did go golfing a while backing. but the negotiations to try to set up differently because clearly he lost the negotiations this time around. host: he's telling his caucus and no more one-on-one negotiations. who is going to negotiate? guest: you have to have some type of republican in the room. john boehner said the senate must act. you cannot and does democrats. republicans are controlling the house and there are no enoughter -- there are republican senators that they can filibuster. what, are you going to bring in the whole republican conference? a lot of people wo
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
increases, but it does not bother me that i pay a little bit more for my future healthcare because my health insurance goes up every year. why can medicare not go up? host: next is francis in redding, pa., on the republican line. caller: hello. good afternoon. if i go back a little bit, all democracies are small but loyal. what you're seeing today is a mob rule in -- are mob rule. people keep saying democrat, republican, all of that. you do not have an individual particular point of view. it always has to be a party ideology. most people do not have the light of truth should upon them. the majority of a democracy in mob rule, you'll see them all with doing the wrong thing and never the right thing so that the people themselves have become corrupted, the american people, while the government has also become corrupted because the issue is not about inflation. it is not about a recession. it is about good versus evil. one of your earlier callers said that there was a moral issue about all of this. that is what they are referring to, the morality, the character not only of the president o
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
reduction in the healthcare law to providers. 50 million people rely on this program. it benefits individuals over the age of 65. a lot of people depend on it. host: what is the current budget for medicare? guest: about $550 billion for this year. host: does that include the premiums that seniors pay? guest: what they pay it will go to the payments that will go to the doctors that care for the beneficiary. host: how much is coming out of general revenue? guest: the beneficiaries pay 25% of the program in part b. in part d, you have about 32 beneficiaries that are on the program. host: medicare is divided into four parts. part a is hospital insurance. host: how did the affordable care act change medicare? guest: it will take $716 billion away from medicare providers. the payments will still grow. providers of care will see their reimbursements decrease. beneficiaries receive some new services. they will get some help if they are enrolled in the drug program. they will be helped to close the donut hole. host: how is medicare being looked at? guest: medicare providers will be cut by
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
, and the continuing question of how to expand access to healthcare, how to improve health care, or costs is going to heat up in the next year. to discuss these issues we have the chairman of adventure holdings. she has also trained as an astronaut. please welcome esther. [applause] >> good morning. i am going to talk briefly and make predictions for three markets concerning health. they are the markets for health care, the market for bad health, and the market for health itself. the health-care market is what you think of, drugs, pharma, insurance companies, doctors, hospitals. in the u.s., we now have health reform. things will change slowly and there slowly turning towards keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. drug companies will continue mining because they cannot charge enough for their drugs. the insurance companies will wine because they have to treat people that are sick as opposed to just the healthy ones. but they will figure out to some extent how to align their incentives with that. the government will not have to be had met somebody so com
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